tillerson eats shit for the USA

By the way, there will be no more “-led alliances” in my reports. Toads are Toads and Pindos are Pindos. Their claims to lead “alliances” are just cosmetic garbage – RB

Tillerson: Some Toad demands “very difficult to meet”
Al-Jazeera, Jun 25 2017

Rex Tillerson has said some demands on Qatar by a group of Arab countries that have imposed a blockade against it “will be very difficult to meet.” Nevertheless, in a statement issued on Sunday, Rex Tillerson said:

The list submitted by the Toads, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt includes significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to a resolution. A productive next step would be for each of the countries to sit together and continue this conversation. We believe our allies and partners are stronger when they are working together towards one goal which we all agree is stopping terrorism and countering extremism.

He also called for a “lowering of rhetoric” to “help ease the tension” and said Faschingstein is supporting a mediation effort by Kuwait aimed at defusing the crisis after the four Arab states cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on Jun 5.

The Toads has reportedly given Qatar 10 days to comply with 13 demands to end the crisis, insisting among other things that Qatar shut down al-Jazeera, close a Turkish military base and scale down ties with Iran. Qatari officials immediately dismissed the demands as neither reasonable or actionable. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, director of the Qatari government’s communications office, said in a statement on Friday:

This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning: the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combating terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy.

Qatar also said it is reviewing the demands and is preparing an official response after confirming the receipt of the document on Thursday. Tillerson had previously insisted any demands be “reasonable and actionable”, while his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, said any requests made of Qatar should be “measured and realistic.” Al Jazeera’s James Bays, in Faschingstein said Tillerson’s statement on Sunday was the first formal response from the State Dept since the release of the 13 demands. Commenting on Tillerson’s remarks that some of the demands “will be very difficult for Qatar to meet”, he said:

It is an acknowledgement from the sec state that some of these demands are clearly not reasonable or actionable, and I think that will be an important marker coming from Pindostan. If you look at the words of Sec Tillerson, you have to slightly read between the lines, because he has been very careful; all of the countries involved are all close US allies supposedly abject Pindo vassals.

Earlier on Sunday, Pres Erdogan welcomed Qatar’s stand on the list of demands, saying that the Toad ultimatum is “against international law.”

Middle East on brink of a wider war
Peter Symonds, WSWS, Jun 26 2017

The 10-day ultimatum delivered last week by the Toads to Qatar has dramatically escalated their confrontation with the tiny Persian Gulf state, raising the prospect of military conflict. The Toads have issued demands that are designed to be rejected, so as to create the pretext for further punitive steps beyond the diplomatic, travel and trade blockade imposed earlier this month. Not only is Qatar required to crack down on alleged terrorist and criminal groups, and shut down its al-Jazeera news network, but also to severely downgrade relations with Iran, expel Turkish military forces, toe the diplomatic, military and economic line dictated by Riyadh, and pay unspecified reparations for the supposed damage caused by its policies. All of this is to be monitored by means of intrusive audits for the next 10 years. Not surprisingly, Qatari officials have rejected the ultimatum, which would transform their country into a vassal state of the Toads. Turkey, which, along with Iran, has provided aid to Qatar since the imposition of the Toad embargo, has also flatly dismissed the demands. Pres Erdogan denounced the call for the removal of Turkish troops as “disrespectful toward Turkey.” While the Toads have not issued specific military threats, any retreat from their belligerent stand could trigger a political crisis in Riyadh. The Toads have hypocritically denounced Qatar as a sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East, but their ultimatum to the Gulf state is bound up with a far broader strategy, aimed at crushing Iranian influence in the region. The newly-installed Toad heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vowed last month to ensure that a war with Iran would be fought on Iranian, not Toad, soil. The crown prince is publicly acknowledged to be the architect of the brutal Toad war against Houthis in Yemen, which has killed some 12,000 people, left over 7 million on the brink of starvation and unleashed a cholera epidemic whose suspected toll now numbers 200,000.

The Toad demands on Qatar are akin to the ultimatum delivered by the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Serbia in Jul 1914, following the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Austrian demands, backed by a blank cheque for military action from Germany, were designed to be rejected in order to provide the casus belli for an invasion of Serbia. Amid the acute geopolitical tensions throughout Europe, the Austrian attack on Serbia plunged Europe and the world into war within less than a fortnight. Pindo imperialism is egging the Toads on in the Persian Gulf in a manner analogous to Germany’s support for Austria in Jul 1914. While it is impossible to predict whether this or that flashpoint will provide the trigger for world war, the worsening global economic crisis is greatly exacerbating tensions between major and regional powers, as each seeks to offload the burden onto its rivals in a scramble for markets, cheap labour and geostrategic advantage. As Leon Trotsky wrote in 1938 on the eve of WW2:

Under the increasing tension of capitalist disintegration, imperialist antagonisms reach an impasse, at the height of which separate clashes and bloody local disturbances … must inevitably coalesce into a conflagration of world dimensions. The bourgeoisie, of course, is aware of the mortal danger to its domination represented by a new war. But that class is now immeasurably less capable of averting war than on the eve of 1914.

Changing what needs to be changed, Trotsky’s warning applies to the current explosive situation, not just in the Middle East, but also in Eastern Europe and North East Asia Korea. Rex Tillerson has urged talks and suggested that some of the Toad demands might be “very difficult” for Qatar to meet. Pres Trump has signalled his full support for Riyadh’s aggressive action, declaring its blockade to be “hard but necessary.” Trump has boasted that his visit to the Toads last month, in which arms deals worth nearly half a trillion dollars were reached, was responsible for Riyadh’s tough stance against “terrorism” and Qatar. Tillerson’s more equivocal remarks reflect concerns in Faschingstein, particularly the Pentagon, about the impact of the standoff on the huge Pindo military base in Qatar, home to 11,000 Pindo grunts or flyboys and the forward base for CENTCOM and Pindo intelligence gathering in the region. Trump, however, has made no secret of his determination to undermine Iran, in the first instance by ramping up the Pindo conflict in Syria. Under the pretext of defeating Daesh, which has its roots in Sunni extremists backed by the Toads, Pindostan is now seeking to carve out no-go areas or “deconfliction zones” to use as bases for waging its war to oust Assad.

The explosive situation in the Middle East is not just a product of the recklessness of the Trump administration, but that of a quarter-century of criminal wars of intervention by Pindosi imperialism which have destroyed whole societies, killed millions of people, and turned many millions more into homeless refugees. In the process of seeking to secure its Jewish dominance over the strategic oil-rich region, Pindostan has effectively destroyed the state system imposed by British and French imperialism in the aftermath of WW1, setting off a new great power struggle to redivide the Middle East. Pindosi Jewish imperialism has aligned itself with the most reactionary regimes in the Middle East: the Egyptian military dictatorship as well as the autocratic monarchies of the Toads and the Gulf States. Israel has signalled its support for the blockade of Qatar as well as the Pindosi war in Syria to oust Assad. Turkey and Iran are actively supporting Qatar, while in Syria, a clash between Pindosi and Russian forces threatens to bring the two nuclear-armed powers into direct conflict. The European powers Euro vassals are by no means indifferent to the unfolding crisis, which threatens their economic and strategic interests in the Middle East, including their developing relations with Iran and Qatar. In a recent interview with the FAZ, Sigmar Gabriel criticised the “dramatic” harshness of relations between Qatar and the Toads. He warned:

This dispute could lead to war.

France has recently been engaged in joint military exercises with Qatar in the Persian Gulf. What has been revealed are the emerging fault lines of a war that can quickly drag in regional and major powers and plunge humanity into a catastrophe. Such a conflict is inevitable, whatever the particular trigger in Europe, Asia or the Middle East, unless the working class intervenes on the basis of its own socialist and internationalist program to put an end to the outmoded profit and nation-state systems, the root causes of war (or the Deplorables stage a populist administrative coup in Pindostan – RB).

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